El Faro – My New Favorite Austin Restaurant

October 2012 update – El Faro continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I have a new favorite restaurant — El Faro Taco & Cafe on Wells Branch Parkway in North Austin. The food at this family-owned restaurant is incredible. And so is the service. Owner and Chef Morales — as well as his wife, son and mother-in-law — made my husband and I feel like we were part of the family.

El Faro Taco & Cafe

Friday nights feature an all-you-can-eat buffet. I decided to try a few items and then go back if I had room for more.

On my plate and in my tummy:

  • Pozole
  • Enchiladas Tejanas
  • Tacos Dorados
  • Picadillo
  • Lengua
  • Chicken Pepe  (this was my favorite)
  • Carne Guisada
  • Rice
  • Flour Tortillas

The chicken and lengua were incredibly tender and tasty.

El Faro Taco & Cafe Friday Night Buffet

I was stuffed and wanted to save room for dessert, so I will have to wait until my next visit to try something different from the buffet.

What I will try next time:

  • Costilla de Puerco
  • Huesitos de Res
  • Puerco a la Mexicano
  • Charro Beans
  • Chiles Rellenos

El Faro Taco & Cafe Tres Leches Cake

Mrs. Morales is the pastry chef at El Faro. My husband and I shared a flan and a piece of tres leches cake. WOW. The flan was great. And the tres leches cake has to be the best I’ve eaten in Austin. The photo above is a tres leches cake that she had prepared for a birthday party.

If you are a fan of fresh and delicious food, served with care and a smile, then El Faro is just the place for you!

El Faro Taco & Cafe
1779 Wells Branch Pkwy # 108
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 252-3430

Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Friday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

El Faro on Foodio54

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